Glasgow's Commonwealth Games Bid: 2014

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Glasgow's Commonwealth Games Bid: 2014

Postby The Voyageur » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:47 pm

I see they've earmarked the Athletes village to be in Dalmarnock, adjacent to the new National Indoor Sports Arena and National Velodrome and their going to rip out some of the seats in hampden to accomdate a sporting track, but what the heck do they plan to do with Kelvingrove Park? :?

http://www.glasgow2014.com/

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Postby Field Marshall Shug » Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:10 pm

I think they have planned a bottle-throwing arena and there is to be stickleback fishing in the River Kelvin.

The Buchanan Galleries is to be the venue for shopliftting but the venue for bailing out of a stolen car is as yet undecided. I hear Newton Mearns is to host windae-panning.
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Postby crusty_bint » Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:35 pm

here i go, it's coming for me through the trees
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Postby red_kola » Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:54 pm

You don't want to know just how close those bastards came to turning (at least half of) those bowling greens into a new car park for Kelvingrove. They really, really wanted to.
Anything that secures their survival in the medium to long term can only be a good thing.
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Postby hazy » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:29 pm

Get behind the idea everybody. It's great for the city to prfile itself on a world scale.
Thank you. And why not.
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Postby Josef » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:02 pm

Field Marshall Shug wrote: I hear Newton Mearns is to host windae-panning.


Given that the population of Newton Mearns appears to be 87% secondary school teachers and that I was at school in the era when they were still allowed to hit you for no reason other than that they felt like it, I never fail to be astonished at my self restraint in not indulging in a bit of this myself. :twisted:
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Postby escotregen » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:11 pm

Well stated Hazy... somebody get that person a drink (I appear to have left my wallet in my uther jaiket).

An awful big impact can be made if a lot of us add a bit of a personal backing to the Glasgow bid.
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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:21 pm

Nah, it's bullshit.
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Postby escotregen » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:39 pm

Awe, but it's good bullshit, and no havin it won't make Glasgow any better.
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Postby crusty_bint » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:42 pm

Sydney Rosewater wrote:Nah, it's bullshit.


Thats short-sighted bullshit.
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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:43 pm

Aye but huvin it will fuck up ma favourite bitta 'spare ground' in dalmarnock, where ah live. (ah live in dalmarnock, not in the spare ground).
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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:46 pm

crusty_bint wrote:
Sydney Rosewater wrote:Nah, it's bullshit.


Thats short-sighted bullshit.


Naw it isny.
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Postby Fossil » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:56 pm

Dalmarnock stations getting tarted up at last
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Postby Alex Glass » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:26 pm

Glad to see some people on here are supporting Glasgow's Bid for the Commonwealth Games 2014.

There is still time to sign up by using Cruty's link on page 1.

We have a long way to go before we win enough support from the voting countries of the Commonwealth.
How can we expect others to support us when we can't convince the people of Glasgow to support the Bid.

We may get the opportunity to show off the great spirit Glasgow and its people have to offer. The benefits will also out weight the losses.
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Postby Mori » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:29 pm

http://www.sundayherald.com/58002

HOISTED high up on a cherry-picker, Michael Fennell surveyed one of Glasgow’s most deprived areas. Abandoned warehouses and ageing tenements stretched out before him, but the president of the Commonwealth Games Federation already had a different vision in his mind’s eye.
He saw an athletics village, big enough to accommodate 6,000 comp etitors, and a campus where some of the world’s top sports stars could train and relax. But beyond that he saw a major regeneration scheme abutting the River Clyde; new homes where he currently saw only dereliction.

“This whole area is going to be transformed into housing which is going to be really beautiful. Glasgow is going to have a tremendous benefit from this,” he said. The artist’s impressions and promotional material supplied by those behind the city’s bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games must have had the desired effect.
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